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Title: Group- and phase-velocity-mismatch fringes in triple sum-frequency spectroscopy

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Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1414853
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-09ER46664; SC0002162
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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 6; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-12-26 10:22:10; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Morrow, Darien J., Kohler, Daniel D., and Wright, John C.. Group- and phase-velocity-mismatch fringes in triple sum-frequency spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.96.063835.
Morrow, Darien J., Kohler, Daniel D., & Wright, John C.. Group- and phase-velocity-mismatch fringes in triple sum-frequency spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.96.063835.
Morrow, Darien J., Kohler, Daniel D., and Wright, John C.. 2017. "Group- and phase-velocity-mismatch fringes in triple sum-frequency spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.96.063835.
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journal = {Physical Review A},
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  • A mechanism providing an essential enhancement of the conversion efficiency of a single high harmonic in gaseous media is first proposed using an appropriate change in the phase mismatch and group-velocity mismatch in the vicinity of resonance.
  • A group-velocity mismatch compensation technique has been applied to cw Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF lasers mode locked by use of the nonlinear reflectivity or the nonlinear phase shift that arises from the intracavity parametric interaction of a pulse with its second harmonic. An intracavity birefringent plate, which delays the fundamental wavelength pulse with respect to the second-harmonic pulse, compensates for the opposite effect that arises in the second-harmonic crystal. Compensation reduces the pulse duration by a factor of 2 and allows pulses of 5.1 and 5.9 ps to be obtained from Nd:YLF and Nd:YAG lasers, respectively. {copyright} 1995 Optical Society ofmore » America« less
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  • Equations describing acousto-optic diffraction of ultrashort laser pulses in an anisotropic medium are derived, taking into account the group velocity mismatch of optical eigenmodes. It is shown that the solution of the modified coupled-mode equations taking into account the group delay is characterised by an increase in the pulse duration, a decrease in diffraction efficiency, a change in the shape of the wave packet envelope, as well as by an increase in the width of the transmission function.
  • The direct scattering problem for an inhomogeneous lossy medium is examined for the one-dimensional case in which the phase velocity profile is discontinuous at the boundaries of the medium. Scattering operators (or impulse responses) and propagation operators are defined and equations that govern their behavior are developed. Knowledge of the scattering kernels for one round trip in the medium implies that the scattering kernels can be determined on any time interval. Numerical examples are presented. It is also shown that this scattering problem is reducible to one in which there are no phase velocity mismatches. This reduction provides considerable numericalmore » advantage in the solution of the direct scattering problem. The inverse problem is examined in a companion paper.« less